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Jul 24, 2011 7:30am PDT
, community. we will have a big legal change. that will certainly make a difference here. >> what other countries have this policy? >> well, we have very bad company really. no western countries have this sort of ban on open service by gays and was he and any longer. all of our sister nations who have joined the coalition forces have ended their bans on gay and lesbian service numbers. >> you were talking about repealing don't ask don't tell. there was a lot of talk with some of the higher up in the military about how this could affect the inner workings of the military. how is that even determined? are they talking to the guys on the ground? >> yes, yes. they did quite an extensive study. president carter over to group of some 68 people who worked for nine months and contracted with outside agencies to serve a 400,000 service members, have focus groups with 140 different groups around the country to make sure this wouldn't affect military readiness. so that part of the equation has been well taken care of. >> every other european country has already ended the ban. what effect does it h
Jul 10, 2011 7:30am PDT
, interest rates are not -- interest rates are the big problem. >> think paying interest isn't a good thing, everyone can agree. what is the alternative? what will we see happen? >> the treasury department will have to decide who it wants to pay into it doesn't want to pay. i think most likely they will decide to keep paying interest on loans to foreign creditors and not pay citizens. so stop social security payments, stop medicaid payments to the states for he that will likely have disastrous consequences on poverty, unemployment, and the economy. >> does sound awfully scary, but what would happen? >> yeah, what would have been? in it i'm not exactly sure. i think the treasury secretary knows exactly what would happen, but i think the incidence of poverty would increase. if people can't get social security checks, can't get their medicaid reimbursements, poverty would go up, unemployment would go up. people would maybe move back in. it would drastically change the american society. they make one thing i don't understand is if you and i are over our limit on credit cards, usually the credit
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